[LEAPSECS] Bob Nelson

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Fri Dec 31 07:39:04 EST 2010

Poul-Henning Kamp said:

>> I hesitate to accuse Bob of slander,

If it was written, then it's libel, not slander.

> In general truth is an affirmative defense against an accusation

> of libel or slander,

Not in all countries or circumstances.

In UK libel law (and those derived from it, like Australian), justification
is a defence. Truth is often, but not always, justification.

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